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  1. The region where RNs earn the most

    While the average compensation for registered nurses sits at $85,000, RNs working in the Pacific region earn substantially more at $110,000 on average, according to Medscape's 2023 "RN/LPN Compensation Report," published Sept. 26. 
  2. Mary Lanning Healthcare cuts ribbon on medical office building

    Mary Lanning Healthcare cut the ribbon on a new medical office building in Hastings, Neb., that will host nine specialties, including pulmonology, orthopedics and family medicine, according to a Sept. 26 report from NBC affiliate KSNB.
  3. RN, LPN pay in 2023

    Income for registered nurses rose about 3 percent in 2022, while it rose by 10 percent for licensed practical nurses, according to Medscape's 2023 "RN/LPN Compensation Report," published Sept. 26. 

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  1. The region where young physician salaries are rising the fastest

    Physicians under 40 practicing in the western region of the U.S. enjoy a salary advantage over their peers in other regions, according to Medscape's 2023 "Young Physician Compensation Report," published Sept. 26. 
  2. Salaries on the rise for physicians under 40

    The average compensation for physicians under 40 jumped 11 percent in 2022, according to Medscape's 2023 "Young Physician Compensation Report," published Sept. 26. 
  3. CMS forces shaping the ASC industry

    The ASC industry is constantly evolving, and one of the major players in its evolution is CMS. 
  4. 10 best, worst cities for people with disabilities

    Scottsdale, Ariz., is the best city for people with disabilities, while Gulfport, Miss., is the worst, according to personal finance site WalletHub. 

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  1. 3 health systems reporting $4B+ in long-term debt  

    Here are three health systems that have recently reported debt of more than $4 billion: 
  2. 3 reasons ASCs are closing

    Here are three reasons ASCs have closed recently:
  3. 5 ASCs hiring administrators

    Here are five ASCs that posted job listings seeking administrators in the last month. 
  4. Climate change, COVID-19 driving patient relocation

    City demographics have been shifting over the last 12 months, as workers and residents have been leaving larger hubs like New York City for smaller cities across states including Florida and Texas. 

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  1. The 2 best hospitals in Alabama for cardiac surgery

    Healthgrades ranked the top 50 hospitals for cardiac surgery in 2023, including two in Alabama.
  2. Mid-career physicians have higher burnout rates: AMA survey

    Physicians who have been in practice for six to 10 years have the highest burnout rates, according to a Sept. 26 report from the American Medical Association based on a survey of more than 13,000 physicians and providers across 30 states. 
  3. Previously approved ASC project looks to expand by 33%

    Greg Daniel, MD, a physician-turned-developer, earned approval for a three-story medical office building in Buffalo, N.Y., two years ago. Now, he plans to expand the project by 33 percent, according to a Sept. 26 report from The Buffalo News. 
  4. Wisconsin hospital halts surgical services: 3 things ASCs need to know 

    Chippewa Falls, Wis.-based HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital will temporarily suspend surgical services Oct. 26, citing operational and staffing challenges and low patient demand.
  5. What to know about USPI in 5 numbers

    Here are five numbers that offer a snapshot of United Surgical Partners International, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare:  
  6. 5 things to know about GI Alliance

    Here are five fast facts about gastroenterology-focused management service organization GI Alliance:
  7. Intermountain, Orthopedic Partners ASC set to open in Utah

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain is poised to open an orthopedic-focused ASC in Park City, Utah.
  8. The major decisions that changed 24 ASCs for the better this year

    From transitioning to a four-day workweek to implementing new payer contracts, 24 healthcare leaders shared with Becker's the best decisions their ASCs made in the last year. 
  9. Kentucky physician convicted of illegal prescribing 

    Pikeville, Ky.-based physician Crystal Compton, DO, 43, was convicted on 44 counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances and conspiracy to illicitly prescribe controlled substances.

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